Pubblicato su stage4eu il: 27/05/2019 United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Internship – Legal Affairs in the international agreements section

United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Svizzera
Legale/Affari internazionali
3 mesi (dal 1° luglio) 
Non retribuito
L'offerta scade il 27/06/2019
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This vacancy is open to two internship positions located in the International Investment Agreements (IIAs) Section of the Division on Investment and Enterprise, (DIAE) in United Nations Conference for Trade and Development. The IIAs Section strives to expose interns to all three pillars of UNCTAD's activities: research, intergovernmental meetings and technical assistance to Governments mainly from developing countries. 
Tasks during the internship will include: 


  • Collect data on bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and treaties with investment provisions (TIPs), e.g. for the Investment Policy Monitor (IPM), G20 reporting, IIA database.
  • Conduct research on recent investment policy trends and developments including monitoring of national and international policy developments as reported in UNCTAD’s regular IPM and G20 reporting.
  • Update (in excel format) the “mapping” of international investment agreements (IIAs) (BITs and TIPs) in line with the criteria developed from UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (UNCTAD Policy Framework), e.g. for Investment Policy Reviews (IPRs), for WIR2018, and upon specific requests by stakeholders.
  • Update the Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) database.
  • Conduct background research for and help finalize IIA Issues Notes and any other issue related to IIAs as requested, e.g. update the UNCTAD Policy Framework.

          Intergovernmental meetings: 

  • Assist in the support offered to UNCTAD's intergovernmental process, e.g. organization of expert meetings (invitations, confirmations, inputs for speech writing and presentations by UNCTAD, among others).

    Technical assistance:
  • Conduct background research and analysis for the delivery of technical assistance e.g. ad hoc advisory work such as the review of country’s IIA network and/or model treaty commentary.
  • Assist with the organization of capacity-building activities, e.g. prepare slides, exercises or background material for the training; organise face to face or virtual meetings, seminars or workshops.
  • Assist with proof reading and editing publications;
  • Assist in updating the Investment Policy Hub site and with the use social media, tweeting, webinars.
  • Prepare inputs for reporting on programme activities. 
Requisiti principali:

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or 
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme. 

    Applicants must also:
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications; 
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and 
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Fluency in English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. In addition to English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian are official languages of the United Nations.